Defining Hope 

National Premiere Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

On November 1, 2017, the film Defining Hope will make its debut with screenings in over 100 cities.  Due in part to grants made by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, 10 chapters of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association will host screenings that evening throughout the country.

Defining Hope is a powerful feature-length documentary on what makes life worth living from director Carolyn Jones, creator of The American Nurse Project. This film tells the story of eight patients with life-threatening illness – and the nurses who guide them – as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for, and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. It is a film about optimism, and helps us define what “quality of life” really means for ourselves and our loved ones.

We invite all members of the public, especially nurses in all specialties, to attend one of the screenings of this film.  Nurses can earn 1.25 free contact hours by watching the film and completing the available evaluation.

The 10 HPNA chapters who received HPNF grants to host the viewing events on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, are listed below in bold italics by state in alphabetical order, along with their theater locations. In addition, other HPNA chapters offering additional screening events for the documentary are also listed below:

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  • Central Alabama Chapter – Regal Trussville Stadium 16, 5895 Trussville Crossings Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35235 ]
  • Phoenix Chapter – Harkins Arizona Mills 25, 5000 South Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • CT Charter Oak Chapter – Two locations:  Hartford Hospital, Gilman Auditorium, Conklin Building, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06106 (noon) and Danbury Hospital, Creasy Auditorium, 20 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 (4pm)
       Tickets: Not required.  Questions to (Hartford) or (Danbury)
  • Gainesville-Lake City Chapter – Regal Butler Town Center 14, 3101 SW 35th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • West Central Florida Chapter – Regal Cinemas Largo Mall 8, 10500 Ulmerton Road East, Largo, FL 33771
  • Greater Atlanta, Northwest Georgia, and Piedmont Georgia Chapters – Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station 18, 261 19th Street NW #1250, Atlanta, GA 30363
  • Boston Chapter – Regal Cinema Fenway 13, 201 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
  • North East Oklahoma (NEO) Chapter – Regal Promenade Palace Stadium 12, 4107 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74135
  • HPNA National Office – Hollywood Theatre, 1449 Potomic Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
  • Southeastern PA Chapter – Regal Oxford Valley 14, 403 Middletown Boulevard, Langhorne, PA 19047
  • South Central PA Chapter – Regal Cinemas West Manchester 13, 455 Town Center Drive, York, PA 17408
  • Low Country Chapter – Regal Cinemas Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant Stadium, 963 Houston-Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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